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Lanbox Q's good idea or bad idea

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July 4, 2007 4:50:55 AM

I'm contemplating moving my HTPC (currently sitting in a TT Sonata)

to this
Apevia x q pack
http://www.apevia.com/product.php?pid=176
or
TT lan box lite
http://umart.net/au/product_info.php?cPath=23_228&produ...

Now I'm juxt a little concerned

a) whether my compnents will fit
b) will this get too hot?

and whether or not this is generally a bad idea.

gear
AMD X2 3600+ CoolerMaster Hyper TX HSF (will I need to go back to stock HSF)
Asus M2n8+SPDIF out to Yamaha TSS15
Sapphire X1950pro
2 gig DDR2 667 Ram
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000
CoolerMaster igreen 500W
Seagate Sata 320gig
LG DVD RW +/-
Asus wifi card

Anybody out there with this cases or a lan box ?
July 4, 2007 5:28:58 AM

well you need a micro atx motherboard for those cases
i dont know whether the one you have is.
and as of heat, you should be fine as long as you dont OC much
and it will all fit. but it might be a little bit louder considering the HTPC
also apevia just came out with the x qpack 2, here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
that one has better air flow, a better PSU and is 1 inch deeper, (for longer VGA cards)
if you want to keep it as a HTPC i would keep that case
its a nice 1
but the qpack2 is nice for portability
July 4, 2007 5:29:23 AM

Quote:
Now I'm juxt a little concerned

a) whether my compnents will fit
b) will this get too hot?

and whether or not this is generally a bad idea.

gear
AMD X2 3600+ CoolerMaster Hyper TX HSF (will I need to go back to stock HSF)
Asus M2n8+SPDIF out to Yamaha TSS15
Sapphire X1950pro
2 gig DDR2 667 Ram
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000
CoolerMaster igreen 500W
Seagate Sata 320gig
LG DVD RW +/-
Asus wifi card

Anybody out there with this cases or a lan box ?


I have a friend that has this Lan case. It's micro ATX but he's got an Asus mobo, a C2D 6400 and a 1950XTX. With a Zalman 9500, his load temps are very reasonable, like low 50s on the CPU and somewhere in the 70s on the GPU, which has a decent OC. I'd recommend that you get a better quality power supply, like this puppy.
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